Audiobook & eBook Libraries

The following are links to libraries, vendors, and other agencies, that provide accessible reading material or audio-described programming or downloadable braille files.

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts: This is a collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy. Its purpose is to help facilitate a person’s liberal arts education.

American Printing House for the Blind: Braille and large print, tactile graphics, audio magazines, APHont typeface designed for low vision. Also, guidelines for producing accessible media.

Audio Description Project of the American Council of the Blind: Lists which commercially available DVDs are audio-described.

Bookshare: Bookshare provides accessible books and periodicals for people with print disabilites including people with visual impairments, physical disabilities and learning disabilities.

Chart Comparing NLS, Bookshare, Learning Ally (Microsoft Word document)

Christian Classics Ethereal Library: Offers several FREE e-versions, including volunteer-read audio, of classic works of the Christian church, with links to other commercial versions as well.

Internet Archive: Source for accessible titles from a wide range of collections.

ipl2: Information You Can Trust: In January 2010, the website “ipl2: information you can trust” was launched, merging the collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians’ Internet Index (LII) websites.

JBI International: Formerly the Jewish Braille Institute, offers audio and braille materials on Jewish history, Jewish authors, Judaism, and the Holocaust.

KidPub: Books and stories by kids, for kids, since 1995

Learning Ally: Accessible materials for individuals with visual and learning disabilities.

National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped: Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.

Project Gutenberg: Offers over 40,000 free ebooks.

Read Easily: A digital library designed to provide an adaptive reading experience

Xavier Society for the Blind: The National Catholic Lending Library for the Blind.

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